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Inter Library Loans: Making an Application

Making an Application


Once registered on ClioWeb,

  • Complete either the New Book Request or the New Article Request form (also used for book chapters).
  • You will then receive an email,
  • Print the email and sign it.
  • Hand it in to the ILL desk with the appropriate fee.

Details needed for application form

Provide as much information about a request as you can at the outset to ensure the item arrives quickly. 

Requests for books should include:

Place of publication
Date of publication 
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
(generally don't exist for books published prior to 1966)

Example of book citation
Smyth, William J., Map-making, landscapes and memory: a geography of colonial and early modern Ireland, Cork, Cork University Press, 2006, ISBN 1859183972


Requests for articles should include:

Title of article
Title of journal
Volume and/or part/issue number and
Page numbers

Example of article citation: 
Hodges, Chris. “The influence of nanoparticles on polystyrene adhesion” Advanced Powder Technology, 2010, 21, 1, 13-18


Inter Library Loans obtains much of its material from the British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC). 

Please note, however, that London Reading Room stock is not generally available for loan, so you should restrict any search to Document Supply (BLDSC) material only.

Many readers use the Trinity College, Dublin catalogue as a reference source, and while this is useful for checking bibliographic data, readers should be advised that all stock lent from TCD can be consulted only within the library.

Other useful sources for bibliographical data include:

COPAC (major UK libraries)
OCLC FirstSearch